Shopping for my kids is SO much more fun than for me. And luckily (??) they grow so fast I feel like I constantly have to buy them new things. So I walk the line between spending too much on adorable things (I’m looking at you Pink Chicken), and buying cheaper stuff that I’m not upset about them not fitting into after a couple wears (bonjour, H&M). Also, Henry is a couple weeks from turning 5 (WHAT) and he now is really having an opinion on what he wears. Specifically “cozy pants” I have to bribe him into jeans and it’s quite sad. So i’m trying to find ways to trick him like lined cords and pajama jeans. Yup, I’m going there. Anything but his Target Spiderman sweatshirt and mismatched sweatpants he loves so much. LOL. Emma basically wears something once and then it’s too small for her so I am trying to stick to really affordable brands for her, but the occasional splurge happens for sure. And I do buy for Future Emma when I see something really good that only comes in toddler sizes. here are some great things (Hanna has some great holiday stuff and is 40% off today!)
That picture — such cuteness and joy!!! Thank you! It’s just what my worried, pandemic, pre-election, three-kids-virtual-schooling, heart needed to see today:)
I can’t believe Henry is 5 and Emmmmmmaaaa. She is just so swwet!
Where is that gorgeous rug from that’s under your beautiful baby girl please? Thank you :)
We have been in cozy pants land for years. I have stopped battling with them about it. My eight year old son still likes to match his clothes, so we buy a lot for him at primary.com. Cute, comfy and no logos! My ten year old wears compression pants under shorts and free sports camp shirts. I let it go because that is how he expresses himself. It is just a phase. Good luck!
I adore Pink Chicken and splurge on a few dresses a year, but lord is it expensive. Love these recommendations – thanks!
I do buy some clothing from Janie and Jack for my grandkids but they are a little pricey so I do watch for sales at the end of the season. Just bought some things at a.great price for next Summer. I have to look at H&M…I forgot they carry kids clothing.
Can so relate…. two boys 10 and 12 only wear athletic “comfy pants”… and nothing matches…the older they get seems the worse it gets… but same with every kid in neighborhood 🤷🏻♀️
My boys are doing are 8 and 11, and haven’t worn real pants since March when school got out. We just did the fall try on, and they both requested J Crew sweatpants. Those were there favorites from last year. It made me laugh, but I also ordered some “Jean sweatpants” or soft pants or something (?!?) from Abercrombie. Bringing back the 90s vibes with that one!
Yikes! While adorable, the prices on Pink Chicken are eyebrow raising. Especially as she grows out of them so quickly. H&M all the way.
When you have the trick to bribing Henry to wear jeans or cords, do tell. My son only wants “soft pants” and it is killing me slowly. Morning meltdowns and wanting to wear the same more 2 days in a row. Just prepare yourself. My son is super worked up about his hair though (he is 7) and he styles it each Moro for. so I tell myself one day it will all come together and he will be a stylish teen. Pray
Great list!! The Mini Boden pink dress is just as cute in person. My daughter wore hers today 😍